Lakeview Resident Found

by Cooper on June 12, 2013

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A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER HAS RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT THE MORE THAN 2-DAY SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION THAT ENDED SUCCESSFULLY TUESDAY EVENING WHEN A MISSING 18-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FOUND BY A HIKER ON GREEN MOUNTAIN IN EFFINGHAM.

CONSERVATION OFFICER MIKE MATSON SAYS A MAJOR BREAK IN THE SEARCH FOR JOELLE FERSTENBERG CAME TUESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A HUNTER REPORTED A PHOTO FROM HIS GAME CAMERA ON GREEN MOUNTAIN SHOWED FERSTENBERG PASSING BY IT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

FERSTENBERG HAD WALKED AWAY FROM THE LAKEVIEW NEURO REHABILITATION CENTER IN EFFINGHAM SUNDAY AROUND 2 P.M. WEARING ONLY PAJAMAS AND SOCKS.

MATSON SAYS THE AREA WHERE SHE WAS FOUND ABOUT 6:30 P.M. TUESDAY LAST NIGHT WAS ABOUT TWO MILES AWAY FROM LAKEVIEW. A PARAMEDIC PROVIDED FIRST AID TO HER ON THE MOUNTAIN AFTER FINDING HER WET AND SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHERMIA. IT TOOK RESCUERS A FEW HOURS TO EVACUATE HER AND SHE WAS THEN TAKEN TO HUGGINS HOSPITAL IN WOLFEBORO.

MATSON SAYS THE HUNTER’S PHOTO GAVE RESCUERS CONFIDENCE TO CONTINUE THE SEARCH THAT INCLUDED A MASSIVE GRID AREA OF MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WITH A LOT OF LAKES. AND HE PRAISES THE NUMEROUS FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, CONSERVATION OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEERS – ABOUT 60 IN ALL – WHO DIDN’T GIVE UP THE SEARCH, EVEN IN RAINY AND COLD CONDITIONS TUESDAY.

MATSON SAYS FERSTENBERG HAD BEEN WEARING A MONITORING DEVICE BUT RESCUERS WERE NOT ABLE TO DETECT ITS SIGNAL.

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